Michael Harding French Yellow Ochre - An iron-based inorganic earth pigment; curing speed is of course fast. French Yellow Ochre can be described as a semi-transparent oil paint that is gritty by nature. Ochre is a common pigment choice for artists dating back to the Middle Stone Age. Ochre is a natural earth pigment containing hydrated iron oxide. Michael Harding obtains the high-quality ochre pigment from the oldest source in France. His formulation of pigment is ground in linseed oil. French Yellow Ochre was added to the MH Oil range of ochres because of its earth properties providing the artist with a glowing natural yellow. Although the beautiful tones of our French Yellow Ochre will be appreciated by all styles of painters the landscape and portrait artist will especially enjoy this paint!